Yasmine Seale was born in 1989, to a Syrian mother and a British father, and grew up in Paris. She lives in Istanbul, where she works as a writer and a translator from Arabic and French. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s, the Nation, Literary Review, the Times Literary Supplement, Frieze, Apollo, and Bidoun. Her translation work has included documentaries, poems, short stories, a punk artwork, and new Syrian plays for the Royal Court Theatre. Her first translated book, Aladdin, is coming out from W. W. Norton in November 2018.